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William ROWLAND 1836-1918

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William ROWLAND the son of William ROWLAND b:1806 Luckenfield, Cheshire d: 25 January 1850, Stepney, London and Esther Ann GARRETT born 13 June 1808 Clapton, Surrey and died 18 February 1872 at Muswellbrook, NSW
William was born at Tower Hamlets, Middlesex and baptised on 15 July 1836 Stepney St.Dunstan and All Saints, London.

On the 29 November 1855, married the daughter of Peter NOWLAN a settler from Sugar Loaf and Mary nee HONOR. Mary Ann "Annie"NOWLAN born 25 October 1838 at West Maitland baptised 7 January 1839 at East Maitland NSW and died on the 1 June 1877 in East Maitland, nsw

The children of this marriage were:-

Samuel ROWLAND 1857 ? 1902
William Henry ROWLAND B:1857 Maitland NSW D: 1902 Inverell
Alfred J ROWLAND b:1859 Maitland, nsw 1859
Annie ROWLAND 1862 Maitland, NSW
George Frederick ROWLAND b:1864 Maitland, NSW d:1932 E.Maitland
Florence Ada ROWLAND b:1867Maitland, NSW d:1938 Quirindi, NSW
Sarah E Anne ROWLAND b:1871 Muswellbrook, NSW
Amy Lillian ROWLAND b:1873 Murrurundi, NSW
Edith Ethel ROWLAND 1876 Singleton, NSW
plus Jennie 1876-1950 by unknown mother raised by William

William ROWLAND's second spouse was
Jane DOWNEY the daughter James DOWNEY 1815 d:1882 Merriwa, NSW
and Margaret GORDON 1824 d:1891 East Maitland, NSW
born on the 6 May 1848 at Page's River near Singleton NSW.

Her first husband was William J CROTHERS the son of John CROTHERS 1805-1853 and Bridget RICE 1811-1878. William was born 19 December 1843 at Armagh, Ireland and died 13 March 1873 Merriwa, NSW. they were married on 1 January 1868 at Murrurundi, NSW

The children Between William CROTHERS and JANE were:-
Emily Jane CROTHERS b: 19 October 1868 at Colly Blue, NSW. d:1948
Alicia CROTHERS b:15 July 1870 Llangolen NSW d:28 Feb. 1874 Moredevil
William John CROTHERS b:7 Sept.1872 Llangolen d: 26 April 1919

William ROWLAND married Jane CROTHERS nee DOWNEY on 23 June 1879 at the residence of Mr.James RUDD Murrurundi, NSW. by the rites of the Wesleyan Church by Reverend B WATKINS.
Witnesses John Hughes and Annie CASSIDY

The children of William ROWLAND and JANE were:-

James ROWLAND b:1878 Newcastle, NSW
James Felix ROWLANDb:1880 Murrurundi d:1947 Granville, NSW
Margaret Alice ROWLAND b:1880 Murrurundi d:25 Sept.1951 Balmain
Jane Esther Eveline ROWLAND b:1883 Gunnedah d:1909 Quirindi, NSW
Myra E D b: 1885 Gunnedah, NSW
Celia R ROWLAND b:1887 Quirindi, NSW
Nellie A Rowland b:1892 Quirindi, NSW

Jane ROWLAND nee DOWNEY formerly CROTHERS died on the 17 October 1915 at Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales

*Source for this journal-janilye tree in ancestry.com.au

The photograph below QUIRINDI about 1911

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by janilye on 2011-04-23 15:49:38

For William ROWLAND 1806 I have another source which gives his birth as 6 June 1807 at Holborn, London and baptism 5 July 1807.

by equinoxer on 2011-04-24 10:37:47

great to see you put up the alternative Wm Rowland bap I gave you Janice. Just to clarify ... I have seen the actual bap regr and it doesnt give a birth date only a bap one. Would be interested where you got the birth date from.... Is it a primary source?

thanks...Equinoxer :) and a Happy Easter Sunday to you

by LeonieBeaulieu on 2019-08-15 07:38:15

Hi, I was wondering if you have a source for the death of William Rowland the elder in 1847? I have a record of another child born to him and Esther Ann in 1849 and I'm trying to work out if it was a different couple with the same names. My record has her christened at the same place as all of William and Esther's children so I think she is their daughter. Can you please tell me why you think William Rowland died in 1847? Thank-you.

by janilye on 2019-08-15 09:42:50

Actually you are right. I made a mistake here, I just checked my tree. That should read the first quarter of 1850. I have his death on 25 January 1850 at Stepney.
Here is a reference:
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
1850 Q1-Jan-Feb-March R =
ROWLAND; district, Stepney; Volume 2 Page 356.
There is another William ROWLAND who died the same quarter in Swansea Volume 26 page 424. Also there is a William ROWLANDS died same quarter 1850, at Haverfordwest Volume 26 page 509
Here are the children:
Mary Ann Esther Rowland
Charles William Rowland
William Rowland
Samuel Rowland
James Rowland
Edward Rowland
Richard Rowland
Sophia Rowland
Emily Rowland
b: 6 September 184. In 1877 at Muswellbrook, nsw, married Australian Walter Alexander MONTEITH b: 1 June 1838 died 15 March 1930.
Emily died 8 October 1933 in Friday-street, Sandgate, Brisbane. She is buried at South Brisbane Cemetery.

by janilye on 2019-08-15 09:52:53

@ LeonieBeaulieu, message me privately with your email address and I will send you a copy of his death certificate

by LeonieBeaulieu on 2019-11-06 01:25:43

Do you know how the Rowland's came to Australia? Which ship? I'm curious but having trouble finding the record.

by janilye on 2019-11-07 20:27:36

He arrived with brother Charles, on the 'Persia' in 1852, landing in Melbourne
Name: William Rowland
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Age: 16
Arrival: Date 4 Sep 1852
Arrival Port: Port Phillip Bay, Australia
Departure Port: London
Ship: Persia
Nationality: English
Source Citation for Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923
His mother arrived in Sydney NSW 1859 on the Catteau Wattel with children; James, Samuel, Richard, Edward, Emily and Sophie and her husband.
Name: Esther Rowland
Port of Departure London
Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 18 Feb 1859
Vessel Name: Catteux Wattel

by janilye on 2019-11-07 20:44:43

Yes and the eldest daughter Mary Ann (Annie) arrived with her two children on the 'Leichhardt' in 1864 after the death of her 1st husband Benjamin Partridge 1831-1861

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